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“Watching the fowl” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Emancipation Garden

Emancipation Garden
Between Tolbod Gade and Ft. Christian, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: A small park commemorating Lincoln’s 1848 Emancipation Proclamation. There’s even a reproduction of the Liberty Bell.
Red Bank, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Watching the fowl”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Have sat and watched the chickens, baby chicks,roosters, pigeons all strutting together and sharing the morsels thrown to them without fighting! Lesson to learn for adults, we can get along. Would love to know the name and history of the "bust".

Visited September 2012
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  • Danish first
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English first
Windsor, Canada
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184 reviews 184 reviews
71 attraction reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Small But Important Attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is an important gardens commemorating the emancipation of the sugar plantation slaves. After a few smaller slave protests a larger rebellion took place and in 1848 the Danish Governor issued a proclamation to free the slaves. This garden is an easy walk from anywhere in Charlotte Amalie and while not a massive botanical spectacle should be appreciated for what it stands for.

Visited August 2012
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133 reviews 133 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Good prices, just barter!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Had a chance to purchase some local caribbean stones for the family. Went up to Mountain Top and the price was 10 times as much. We found parking everyday we went down to shop as well. MUST DO!

Visited August 2012
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Abilene, Texas, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice Shopping..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

The prices were cheaper here than the norm around St. Thomas and it's nice to visit with the locals.

Visited July 2012
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St. Thomas
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34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
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“Historic site that is also beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

This structure was built to commemorate the freeing of the slaves in the territory on July 3, 1848.

There are a lot of local events that go on here; for example, recently, the CAHS class of 1972 held a Quelbe dance clinic of sorts.

It is a great place to sit and people watch as St. Thomas is usually filled with tourist from around the world,

Visited June 2012
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